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Latest news from the Department of Animal Science at Penn State.
August 7, 2008

The 2008 Pennsylvania 4-H Achievement Days Dairy Cattle Judging Contest took place Wednesday, August 8. Contestants judged Jerseys supplied by Ryan Clark, Tyrone, and Holsteins from the Penn State dairy herd.

August 5, 2008

The American Dairy Science Association held its annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., in July. Here’s a look at some of the latest research into nutrition and management of dairy calves and heifers.

July 11, 2008

Ten members of the Penn State Dairy Science Club recently attended the American Dairy Science Association-American Society of Animal Science annual meetings in Indianapolis. The convention was held July 6-11 and attracted students and professional members from the US, Mexico, Canada, and other areas of the world.

July 4, 2008

High feed-grain prices and the growing interest in "natural" foods have spurred both consumers and farmers to consider grass-fed beef, and a recent study done by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences researchers may reinforce this trend.

June 19, 2008

We are coming into the summer months when the incidence of mastitis and the bulk tank somatic cell count tend to rise.

June 5, 2008

Spring Stockmen’s Club Dinner Dance and Stockmen’s Club Memorial Award for Freshmen Students

June 5, 2008

The second annual football tailgate is scheduled for November 15, 2008.

June 5, 2008

Alex Hristov, Francisco Diaz, Joy L. Pate have joined the department. Sandy Gunsallus, staff assistant, has retired.

June 5, 2008

The Penn State Livestock Judging Team competed in the National Western Stock Show Judging Contests in Denver, Colorado.

June 5, 2008

35th Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale; New Beef Marketing Program; North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC)

June 5, 2008

Tony Dobrosky, former extension educator, passed away in April.

June 5, 2008

Karen Racicot, Ph.D. candidate advised by Troy Ott, has been named to the Academic Standards Committee of the College.

June 5, 2008

We are committed to embracing change in a way that builds on the excellence that we represent. Our mindset is that we must not stand still but, rather, work hard to get better. In my opinion, we have been very successful! This reflects the enthusiasm and hard work of faculty, staff and students in the Department. I offer my congratulations to them!

June 4, 2008

Accomplishments of Students for the Responsible Use of Animals (SRUA), CHAPS, The Dairy Science Club, and Block and Bridle

May 21, 2008

Distinguished Alumni; College, and University Awards

May 5, 2008

The Team placed third in sheep and beef selection, and fifth in sheep judging, out of the eleven universities who participated in this three-day event.

April 25, 2008

Neuropathogenic Equine Herpes Virus -Update ---Animal Health Emergency Management and Information Network, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services

April 14, 2008

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama visits the College of Agricultural Sciences’ dairy complex on March 30.

March 19, 2008

Glenn A. Shirk, Landisville, PA has been selected by the Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science to receive the 2004 Dairy Science Distinguished Alumnus Award. Shirk, a retired senior extension agent, will be honored at the Penn State Dairymen’s Club banquet on Friday, November 12, in State College and at other departmental events that weekend.

March 19, 2008

Richard G. (Dick) Saacke, Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Physiology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, has been named 2006 Dairy Science Distinguished Alumnus.